New Passport Rule Decreed in Reich for “aryans”
Menu JTA Search

New Passport Rule Decreed in Reich for “aryans”

Download PDF for this date

In order to “obviate difficulties” in obtaining passports, German subjects who are not citizens should sign a statement that they are not Jewish within the meaning of the Nuremberg laws, according to a decree issued by the Minister of Interior. An applicant unwilling to sign such a statement, the decree declares, must furnish documentary evidence of his “Aryanism.”

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund